Remote Collar Training Workshop – WA

$450.00$575.00

May 11th – 13th
Hosted by: A Canine Experience
18208 67th Ave SE
Snohomish, WA

This workshop will give attendees a solid overview of Robin’s approach and philosophy of e-collar use and application. Handlers reserving working positions will actively participate with their dogs throughout the three days in a hands on format that maximizes learning.

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This workshop will give attendees a solid overview of Robin’s approach and philosophy of e-collar use and application. Handlers reserving working positions will actively participate with their dogs throughout the three days in a hands on format that maximizes learning.

Dogs should be a minimum of 4.5 months old in order to participate. All breeds and behaviors are welcome. However, dogs with a history of aggressive behavior must be approved prior to registration. For any questions regarding the curriculum or appropriateness of a canine participant, contact Robin@RobinMacFarlane.com.

Attendees will learn e-collar applications for teaching the following skill set: Recall, Loose lead walking, Place command, Sit/Stay, plus how to intervene in nuisance behaviors such as stopping jumping up, barking, digging or play-biting.

The following topics will be demonstrated and discussed:

  • E-collar Basics: Proper Fit, Various features, Safety concerns
  • Using the leash, body language, lures and other tools to assist the dog in learning how to respond to e-collar pressure
  • How to better read the dog’s behavior so that dog handlers sharpen their skills on appropriate level selection.
  • Understanding the difference between confusion and disobedience and the pivotal role it plays in deciding the course of action for successful training.
  • Teaching the minimal 3 action introduction so the dog has comprehension of push, pull and stationary behavior when under e-collar pressure.
  • How to begin proofing reliability by applying the objectives of Duration, Distraction & Distance factors into the training.
  • The importance of proper sequencing to aid the dog in a smoother and faster progression toward goals.
  • How the e-collar fits into a program with other tools and techniques.
  • How to achieve not only a reliable outcome but one that does not deflate the dog nor diminish drive.
  • The most common problems novice users experience and how to solve them.
  • Avoiding collar wise training problems.
  • Transitioning to complete off leash control.
  • Developing control and performance at a distance.
  • Incorporating e-collar use into behavioral rehab cases.

This workshop is geared toward dog training professionals, however professional handlers, shelter staff and competitors are welcome. Pet dog owners interested in attending please contact  robin@RobinMacFarlane.com for information about possible attendance.

Dog friendly accommodations can be made through the Snohomish Inn

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